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A Survey of Assistive Technology Preferences for Museum Visitors with Sensory Impairment

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A Survey of Assistive Technology Preferences for Museum Visitors with Sensory Impairment

Self Paced
$20 ($15 for OTAC Members)
0.5 Contact Hour

This course is created by the Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado.

If you need assistance or accommodations, please contact us at Info@AspireOT.us
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Research has shown people with sensory impairment (blind, visually impaired, Deaf, and hard of hearing) feel excluded from community settings. Many museums lack appropriate assistive technology. Few studies have identified user preferences for assistive technology in museum settings. This study took place in collaboration with the Grand Rapids Public Museum. In total, 45 survey respondents identified preferences and barriers for assistive technology, and made recommendations to improve the museum experience.

Staff training and providing information in multiple formats were common themes across all categories of sensory impairment. Findings of this study will inform selection of assistive technology at the GRPM.

Target Audience: Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy students

Presented by: Jennifer Fortuna, PhD, OTR/L and Victoria Warnaar, OTD, OTR/L
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Learning objectives
After completion of this occupational therapy continuing education course, participants will be able to:
  • Explain the role of occupational therapy in promoting accessibility museum settings.
  • Identify user preferences for assistive technology in museum visitors with sensory impairment.
  • Recognize the importance of including people with disabilities when making decisions about assistive technology.
Instructor bio
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Jennifer Fortuna
OTAC Guest Instructor

Jennifer Fortuna, PhD, OTR/L is an Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy program at Colorado Mesa University. Dr. Fortuna has a PhD in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences from Western Michigan University. She is the Art Editor at the Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (OJOT). Dr. Fortuna’s research interests include health literacy, visual impairment, accessibility, and universal design. She has published in national and international journals and facilitated presentations around the world.

Completion Requirements
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In order to receive the certificate of completion, participants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • Complete payment or OTAC membership log in for course enrollment
  • View the video(s) for the full duration
  • Pass the course exam with a score of 80% or greater
Please note that no credit or certificate will be issued unless all criteria is met.  Partial credit will not be issued.  
cancellation policy
Live Courses and Webinars
Learner cancellations: In the event that the learner requests to cancel or is unable to attend a course, a refund for the total paid for the course will be granted if Aspire OT is notified via email at info@aspireot.us within 10 business days prior to date of the scheduled course, minus a non-refundable registration fee of 25% of registration price.  If the learner provides notification of cancellation less then 10 business days prior to the scheduled course, the learner will be offered the opportunity to attend the same webinar on an alternate date or enrollment in the recorded on-demand version of that webinar, instead of a refund.  

No refunds will be issued after a course has been attended for more than 30 minutes.  Partial credit will not be issued.  

Provider cancellations: 
In the event of inclement weather or other event resulting in the inability for a live course to be provided within the scheduled time, learners will be offered an alternate date or a full refund for registration paid.
On-Demand web Courses 
Web courses will remain available to learners for 1 year. No refunds will be available for web courses that have been attended or viewed for greater than 30 minutes. In the event of a refund, the learner will be unenrolled in the course immediately upon issuance of a refund. No refunds will be issued for any course in which a certificate has been issued.  

Course Author

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This occupational therapy continuing education course is being offered as part of Aspire OT's State Association Partnership Program.